Toyota, Subaru team up to develop electric SUV in a battle against prices

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Toyota Motor and Subaru on Thursday stated they prepare to jointly develop a battery-electric sport-utility vehicle (SUV) on a platform produced together as they look forward to splitting the cost of producing the lower-emissions car. The pair will apply Subaru’s all-wheel-drive technologies and Toyota’s vehicle electrification technologies to the new SUV, that each will sell […]

Toyota halts plan to install U.S connected vehicle tech by 2021

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Toyota Motor stated Friday it was abandoning plans to install Dedicated Short-Range Communications technology on U.S. vehicles aimed at letting cars and trucks communicate with one another to prevent collisions. Automakers have conflicted if they should proceed with the DSRC system or use a 4G- or 5G-based system in the United States. Toyota’s declaration is […]

Toyota forms research institute in China to study green technologies

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Toyota Motor stated on Sunday it was establishing a research institute in Beijing in partnership with Tsinghua University to study car technology, most particularly hydrogen power and other green technologies that could ease environmental issues in China. The initiative, presented by Toyota’s President and CEO Akio Toyoda in a speech at Tsinghua University, is part […]

GM, Ford and Toyota join to advance self-driving innovation

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Three major automakers stated on Wednesday they were establishing a consortium to help draw up safety standards for self-driving vehicles that could eventually help forming regulations in the United States. General Motors, Ford Motor and Toyota Motor stated they were joining forces with automotive engineering group SAE International to form autonomous vehicle “safety guiding principles […]

Toyota to offer royalty-free access to hybrid-vehicle patents

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Toyota Motor will provide free access to its hybrid-vehicle patents through 2030, it stated on Wednesday, looking to expand use of the lower-emission technology even as the worldwide industry shifts toward completely electric cars. Toyota stated it would grant licenses on almost 24,000 patents on technologies used in its Prius, the first mass-produced “green” car […]

Honda and Hino join SoftBank and Toyota mobility venture

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Japanese automakers Honda and Hino are teaming up for a partnership between SoftBank and Toyota for mobility advantages including self-driving cars. SoftBank Corp. and Toyota Motor announced a joint venture for mobility services in 2018, in what they called a “united Japan” effort to deal with the worldwide competition. Honda Motor, Toyota’s competitor, and Hino […]